Email To My Congressman

I sent the following to Walt Minnick, a “blue dog” Democrat who represents my district:

I cannot state more strongly than I already have how THOROUGHLY I am opposed to any form of government health care. ┬áThe latest travesty is Ms. Pelosi’s 1900-page health care bill.

My political thoughts:

1) ObamaCare is a political loser.

Recent polls consistently show that a majority of Americans are opposed to the Congress’ health care “reform plan:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

2) Free market health care reforms would be a political winner.

A CNN poll from earlier in 2009 shows that 8 out of 10 Americans are generally happy with their health care but are (legitimately) concerned about the rising costs:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/19/health.care.poll/index.html

If we adopted some of the free market reforms, as in the John Mackey WSJ OpEd from this fall, it would lower costs, while respecting individual rights and preserving health care quality:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204251404574342170072865070.html

Hence, free market reforms would be a political winner.

–Ken

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